When I first began designing our farmhouse dining room, I was feeling a bit hamstringed when choosing a rug. There are tons of beautiful neutral farmhouse rugs, and I love the look of jute and sisal rugs that perfectly embody farmhouse style. BUT I have cats and I’m sure they’d be thrilled if I brought home what they assumed was a floor-sized scratch pad…
I explored some other options and fell in love with the antique look of Turkish rugs. Of course, actual antique rugs are even more stunning, but I wasn’t willing to risk ruining an antique with spilled food. The reproductions are beautiful and fit in well with a traditional or modern farmhouse look. I picked so many favorites that I thought I’d share them with you all! Continue reading →
It all started when our mailman delivered my textbooks to the house across the street. We quickly realized we needed to put address numbers somewhere on our property, but attaching them to the house isn’t a perfect fix since it sits back so far from the road. We decided to do something at the corner of our front yard that meets the driveway. It previously showcased a barrel planter that we may have let get overrun with grass and weeds… Continue reading →
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It’s no secret that I’ve hated our bathroom since day 1. Dingy beige tile that’s falling apart and missing in places, a broken medicine cabinet, and a generic laminate vanity… It doesn’t exactly have the farmhouse charm that this old house deserves.
I’d love to do a full gut remodel in the future featuring a claw foot tub, a beautiful tile floor, and beadboard that matches the original stuff in our kitchen, but that’s likely years away. We finally decided we couldn’t live with this ugly little room anymore and set aside a weekend for a quick makeover to transform it into a light, bright farmhouse style bathroom.
Here’s what we started with:
Our #1 priority is getting rid of the dingy square tiles on the walls. I believe it dates to the 60s or 70s, and I feel a tad guilty getting rid of something that’s been part of our house for that long, but man… it’s bad. Tiles are missing or broken in places, and previous owners already removed them from the other side of the room. (Now if they were 1950s pink tiles, that would be another story entirely. You better believe I’d be keeping those!).
The laminate vanity was in good shape, but the printed-on wood grain looked pretty bad in person. Nothing a bit of paint can’t fix! We had also been having issues with our old faucet for a while, so I jumped at the chance to try out Moen’s new Hamden faucet. Finally, we wanted to replace the medicine cabinet and add some vintage style decor to the space.
Here’s what that dingy old bathroom looks like after just two days!